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Old 11-08-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
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This fretwire!

My friend has a Les Paul Custom Epi SG with the binding on the neck and we have a problem. The high e string can slip underneath the 22nd fret's fretwire. I tried to see if a picture would help explain but the gap between binding and fret is so minuscule that it's not even noticeable.

What can we do to fill up that little space? It really is irritating if it gets stuck under there while you play.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:07 PM   #2
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I bet a picture would help a lot. You might try crazy glue. Very carefully, cuz you can't undo crazy glue.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:33 PM   #3
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Tap it down with a hammer. File it smooth. Fill it with CA. Hard to know without an image of some sort.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:41 PM   #4
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could try to tap it back down with a rubber mallet or a hammer and wood block... wouldn't try crazy glue as it could mess up the finish on the guitar if not careful. maybe fill the gap with wood filler or some kind of puddy, and clear away the excess? try and match the filler with the best color so it blends in..

or you know dont bend the string down off the fret board. and bend upwards instead.. i never bend downwards on the high e, sounds better if you bend up anyways imo
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:50 PM   #5
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I wouldn't go smacking it with a hammer just yet. If the frets were leveled with that fret raised when you tap it down your going to have a low spot in that area.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:05 PM   #6
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It hooks under the fret wire even if you strum over it sometimes. I don't have a camera that could get a picture of the 0.10 - 0.12 mm gap that is in a shadow of the fret wire. It's just the Fret wire end and also, there is binding around the fretboard and it won't be that easy to file it.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:02 PM   #7
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Why would the string be rolling off the side of the fretboard anyway? It would have to to get trapped under the fret wire. This really shouldn't be happening all the time.

I'd just put a drop of superglue on the area to fill what ever it is, as long as the fret is level anyway. Put a straight edge on it to see if one side is coming up.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:40 PM   #8
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I wouldn't go smacking it with a hammer just yet. If the frets were leveled with that fret raised when you tap it down your going to have a low spot in that area.


It wouldnt matter if it was low on the 22nd fret anyway.

Dont see why everybody wants a picture. This is really common on a lot of guitars.

Just get some of the gel type super glue and put a little bit in there, buff off the excess after. Problem solved.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:31 PM   #9
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I had that problem on one of my squires. Tap it down with a small hammer.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:59 PM   #10
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Drop of super glue in there, and then spit on it (literally). The spit makes the glue harden instantly (well very quickly) so it becomes more of a filler than a glue. The sand away any excess spity glue with some fine sandpaper. If the glue gets to much on the finish then some 1000 or finer paper and a little buffing should remedy it.
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